Recognised as one of Australia’s leading grower-processors of cotton, Auscott was founded in Australia in 1963 by the J.G Boswell Company of California.
The company’s first operation was a 2,800 hectare property in the Namoi Valley near Narrabri in north-western NSW. Today, the company has operations across four sites in NSW in the Namoi, Gwydir, Macquarie and Murrumbidgee Valley’s, as well as administration and classing offices in Sydney.
As an integral member of the Australian cotton industry, Auscott is a vertically integrated business involved from field production through to export markets and provides ginning, marketing, warehousing, classing and shipping services for its crops as well as for many grower clients. Auscott’s operations boast world-class facilities with significant infrastructure and committed teams.
Over the years, Auscott has developed strong ties to the regional and rural areas in which its operations are based. The company is committed to the Australian cotton industry and is passionate about supporting the local communities in which they operate.
Auscott is part of a long-established family business. Although conservative in its management and fiscal approach, it strongly embraces new trends and technologies. Its long-standing success and durability are the result of this balance.
Auscott employees boast long years of service, testimony to the opportunities, challenges, varied interest and caring nature of the company.
Auscott values of care and respect, integrity, excellence and innovation have been held dear for a long time.
Auscott has been in business in the Australian industry for many decades and, in line with the whole industry, this cannot be achieved without an ongoing sense of sustainability through effective land stewardship, continual progress on water use efficiency and environmental protection. Further efforts on energy usage and product provenance enhance its sustainable practices and the achievement of yields from land use that would be the envy of the world.
Auscott is fully invested in continually improving its operating standards through strong affiliations with myBMP (Better Management Practices), BCI (Better Cotton Initiative) and Oritain (product traceability and provenance).
Auscott’s success is based on its long-term customer relationships, its commitment to providing the highest quality product and the very personal service it provides to its customers.
Auscott is proud of its heritage and its position in the modern Australian cotton industry. Its unique brand is built on key areas of focus:
- Full vertical integration in the cotton industry
- Products sought after in international markets
- Long-lasting, personal relationships with customers
- Strong relationships with business partners
- Role in the primary export economy of Australia
- Association with the land
- Status in its local communities
- Long service records of its employees
- Resilience through droughts and floods that afflict Australia from time to time
- Focus on workplace health and safety
Auscott has operations in the NSW farming communities of the Namoi, Gwydir, Macquarie and Murrumbidgee Valleys, as well as administration, classing and shipping facilities in Sydney.